Monday, May 8, 2017

Updated Workshop Schedule

Hi lovelies,


Just popped in to update my workshop schedule for the next few months. Any time that you want to check where I will be appearing just click the tab/link at the top of the blog 'where will I be appearing' and it will take you straight there. (More dates will be added once confirmed)

So starting with this weekend,

May 13-14th          Big Mouth Scrappers, Forney, Texas

May 19/20/21st   Stamplistic, Amherst, Ohio


May 26/27/28th     Scrapbook Centrale, Quebec, Canada


June 2/3/4th           Art From The Heart, Harrogate, UK


June 14th               Art From The Heart, Harrogate UK


June 17th              Art From the Heart, Harrogate, UK


June 18th              Art From the Heart, Harrogate, UK


June 25th              Art From the Heart, Harrogate, UK

July 14/15/16th     Scrap Addicts, Alberta, Canada


July 22-23rd         Clipper Street Scrapbook, British Columbia, Canada


July 29-30th          The Stamp Addict, San Diego, California 


August 5-6th         The scrapbook Store & More, Greenfield, Wisconsin 


Hope to see you somewhere soon!


Dyan x

You can find my Australia workshops Here - Dyan Reaveley Australia dates 



Sunday, May 7, 2017

Dylusions Creative Dyary Inspiration Facebook Page!

Creative Dyary Inspiration page


We are very excited to announce that we now have a Creative Dyary Inspiration Facebook group page! This has been set up purely for the use of the Dylusions Creative Dyary and products, to show what you have created in your Dyary pages and to get inspiration from others.

Every Wednesday you can start to post your previous weeks pages.

This link will take you to the Dylusions Creative Dyary Inspiration Facebook Page

Please be aware that anything other than Dyary pages will be removed.

However we have other Facebook groups for use of all Dylusions products and Creative Journals;

Dyan Reaveley - Dylusions
Dylusions Creative Dyary Inspiration 
The Dylusions Facebook Challenge 
The Dyan Reaveley Society of Art Journaling 
Dyan Reaveley - Quotes Page


For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Creative Dyary here is a run down of what is in the product range

The Dylusions Creative Dyary, its the perfect combination of weekly planning & art journalling! The Dylusions Creative Dyary includes weekly agenda pages, Dylusions backgrounds and colouring sheets for on-the-go creativity. Featuring the same great Mixed Media card stock found in other Dylusions Creative Journals in the lighter weight. Creative Dyary includes 56 double- sided printed pages.


The Dyary cover is brown with a black spine & matching black elastic. The inside cover has a black pocket envelope for convenient storage. We find them really handy for keeping tags, lists or loose bits and bobs in!


 The Dyary consists of 56 double-sided pages as pictured above, you have the days of the week on the left hand side pages. You can add your own months and dates (numbers) which I love so you can start the Dyary from any date it doesn't have to be the beginning of the year, you can choose!! 

On the right hand side pages are the pre-printed background pages, ready for you decorate! It has 16 different backgrounds along with colouring sheets which are repeated throughout the Dyary. 


 To complement the Dyary We have Creative Dyary Stickers! Decorate and plan in your Dylusions Creative Dyary Stickers! Creative Dyary Stickers include 24 pages off matte and clear sticker sheets. Each assorted page includes colour images or black and white designs perfect for colouring in. Dylusions stickers include borders, lists, notes, bullets, tapes, sayings and shapes! 

The possibilities are endless with these gorgeous stickers!



Next We have the Creative Dyary Ink - Dylusions Creative Dyary Ink is an all-purpose stamping ink ideal for use in the Creative Dyary. The raised felt makes it easy to ink stamps or use on smaller surfaces. The stackable, 1" x 1" mini case is easily portable and provides a convenient storage solution. set includes four Dylusions palate colours;

- Bubblegum Pink
- Dirty Martini
- Calypso Teal
- Black Marble

Creative Dyary Stamp Set - Dylusions Creative Dyary Stamps make it easy to add months and dates to your Creative Dyary pages! These clear stamps feature Dyan's signature handwriting in two styles & sizes and includes you're very on dinky acrylic stamp block!


Next We have the Creative Dyary Tape - Dylusions Creative Dyary Tape is a collection of colourful tapes that are designed to coordinate with the Dylusions Creative Dyary. These bright printed tapes are ideal for sticking notes, reminders, ephemera & die cuts into your Creative Dyary. Package contains 6 rolls of two widths, 0.25" and 0.5", 5.5 yards (5m) each. 

Whats even more exciting is the Dyary Tape come packaged in its own display box with a dispenser!


Creative Dyary Stick Its - Firsty We hope you love the play on words! Keep track of to-do lists, notes and reminders in your Creative Dyary with stick-Its. Dylusions Creative Dyary stick-Its include an assortment of five unique sticky note designs in the signature Dylusions style. Each note design contains 20 sheets.


Creative Dyary Clips - Dylusions Creative Dyary Clips can be used as an embellishment or to fasten papers, notes and more into your Dyary. Heart Shapesepory clips feature Dyan's artwork and will add her signature style to Dyarys, journals and more! 



Creative Dyary Die Cuts - Printed on heavyweight matte card stock, Dylusions Creative Dyary Die Cuts contain two each of 12 Dylusions images. colour in or use as is, these one-of-a-kind Dylusions characters, will add signature style to your Creative diary pages. These are especially fantastic to have for your on-the-go projects!

Now We have done a little break down of all the Creative Dyary Products below are some Creative Dyary Samples to show you..


The Right hand page has been decorated using a colouring sheet from the Dylusions Colouring Sheets. Coloured in using the Dylusions Spray Inks and the doodled around once using the Dylusions Paint Pens - London Blue and Black Marble. The lady to the left of the touring sheet is from the Creative Dyary Die Cuts. The 'December, December' are clear stickers from the Creative Dyary Sticker Sheets.

The left hand page is decorated using a collection of the Creative Dyary Stick-Its, Creative Dyary Sticker Sheets and Creative Dyary Tape. The Creative Dyary tape has been doodled on the top using a Dylusions Black Marble Paint Pen. The 'December' has been stamped using the Creative Dyary Stamps and Creative Dyary Ink - Bubblegum Pink. The bubble writing has been coloured in using the New Dylusions Piant Pens - Postbox Red & Lemon Zest.




The top Right hand page has been decorated using one of the Dylusions Adhesive Canvas images. The Canvas image has been framed using the Creative Dyary Tape which has then been doodled on. The lady image is from the Creative Dyary Die Cuts, coloured in using the Dylusions Spray inks and the arrow if from the  Creative Dyary Sticker sheets.

The Left hand page has been decorated using a mixture of the Creative Dyary Stick It's, Creative Dyary Sticker Sheets and Clips. The Month 'April' has been stamped using the Creative Dyary Stamp set and Creative Dyary Ink - Dirty Martini.
The bubble writing has been coloured in using the Dylusions Paint Pens - Squeezed Orange & Cut Grass. The little black squares with numbers inside have been stamped from the Creative Dyary stamp set.


The Left hand page is decorated using the Creative Dyary Tape (The blue tape) The 'June' has been stamped using the Creative Dyary Stamp set and Calypso Teal Dyary Ink, then outlined using the Dylusions Black Marble Paint pen. The mini flowers, hearts and arrows are from the Creative Dyary sticker sheets. The writing has been done using the Dylusions Paint Pens - Crushed grape and London Blue. 

The Right Hand Side page We have one of the New Creative Dyary  Die Cuts & coloured in using the Dylusions Spray inks. The background has been stamped using the word stamps... Really simple but effective background! The Stick It is from the New Creative Dyary Stick-Its & clipped on using the Creative Dyary Clips... I LOVE the glossy texture of the Dyary Clips!


The Left hand side page has been decorated using the Creative Dyary Stickers, the 'January' is a clear sticker. The writing has been coloured in using the Dylusions Paint Pens. I don't know if you can see but the white sticker in the middle is a plain white sticker which has then been coloured using the Dylusions Lemon Zest and Cut Grass Paint Pens. The small Purple 'To do' lists & mini heart are also from the Creative Dyary Sticker Sheets.

The right hand side page is decorated using the Creative Dyary Die Cuts, coloured in using the Dylusions Spray Inks. The pinky coloured list is from the Creative Dyary Sticker sheets & we have doodled around it using the Dylusions Paint Pens - Black Marble and London Blue.


 

The flowers at the bottom of the Right hand side page are pre-printed on the page, they've been coloured in using the Dylusions Ink Sprays. The figure is a Creative Dyary Die Cut, with a jazzy hat made using the Creative Dyary Stick-Its!

As you can see the Left hand side page has been decorated using Creative Dyary Die Cuts, the arrow is a Creative Dyary Stick-It & the pink tape on it is the Creative Dyary Tape. The blue 'June' has been stamped using the Creative Dyary Stamp set and Calypso Teal Ink. The 'June' to the right is a clear sticker from the New Creative Dyary Sticker Sheets. 


The Left hand side page has been decorated using the Creative Dyary Tape and Creative Dyary Stickers. the Month 'August' has been stamped using the Creative Dyary Stamp Set and Creative Dyary Ink - Bubblegum pink Ink pad.

The Right hand page is one of pre-printed colouring sheet designs which has been coloured in using the Dylusions Spray Inks and decorated with a Heart sticker from the new creative Dyary Stickers.

We hope you have fun on the new Creative Dyary Inspiration Facebook Page and look forward to seeing all your creations!

Love Dyan & Jay x













Thursday, May 4, 2017

Finally Wanderlust is here... Come join me




Hey, 

So excited to finally tell you that my class on Wanderlust 2017 is going to be live tomorrow (Friday 5th May 2017) & it's not too late to join me. If you click the link below you can find out all about it and join in the fun. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have!

Wanderlust is whole year long journey - an online event offering you videos from 24 guest teachers and 2 resident teachers on weekly basis (each one is full length, high quality and downloadable), access to the Wanderlust Community with a supportive and friendly atmosphere, where all classes are gathered. You will also find there various activities that will stimulate your creativity and motivate you to simply enjoy the process of making art. Together with the class you will also get an exclusive whole year discount to leading art and craft retailers..
Wanderlust class is the perfect alternative to in-person classes!

Hope to see you all there,

Dyan





Thursday, March 9, 2017

Updated workshop schedule

Hi lovelies

Just popped in to update my workshop schedule for the next few months. Any time you want to check where I will be appearing just click the link at the top of the blog 'where will I be appearing' and it will take you straight there.

So starting with this weekend.

11/12/13th March...Back2Back retreat with Teesha Moore, Florida

17/18/19 March...Scrapping in the City, Knoxville Tennessee

25/26th March...Cropping Bug, La Marque, Texas

31/1/2 April...Paper Parachute, Aloha, Oregon

7/8/9th April...Art from the Heart, Harrogate, UK

12th April...Art from the Heart, Harrogate, (UK)

14th April...Art from the Heart, Harrogate, UK

15th April...Art from the Heart, Harrogate, UK

16th April...Art from the Heart, Harrogate, UK

24th April...Collins show, Retailer event, Boston

I'll add May in the next few weeks when classes are confirmed.

Hope to see you somewhere soon

Enjoy xx



Saturday, February 11, 2017

Dylusions Flip Journal - Canvas Cover Step-by-Step

Thought you might like to see what we've been getting up to with our Sticky back canvas's.
It was so much fun that we thought we would do a step by step for you.



Materials;
- Dylusions Journal Cover - Here I've used the New Large Flip Journal
- Dylusions Adhesive Canvas Sheets - Here I've used the New Collection Images #2
- Dylusions Black Marble Piant
- Tim Holtz - Blending Tool
- Double sided tape & Glue Stick
- Tape
- Sewing Machine / or You can hand stitch
- Scalpel & cutting Matt


First lay out the canvas sheets in the order You like, I have done them off centre. Once you have decided where you would like them we can start sticking.


I have used Orange Washi Tape to show you how I have attached the canvas sheets together, firstly start by attaching each pair together with a piece of tape.


Next I taped the 4 canvas sheets together.


You can see here how I have attached the tape like little tabs to attach the next canvas sheets on.



and continue until they are all stuck together.


Here's what the front will look like once they are all attached


And here is what the back looks like! Don't worry if it looks messy, this will be stuck to the front of your journal cover. I have attached them together to make it easier for sewing on the sewing machine.


Next I have used a zigzag stitch to stitch the canvas sheets together, I found it easier to stitch the longer sides first.




Once I had stitched the longer sides I then went in & stitched the 4 smaller sections together.




Here is the front all stitched together


Here is the back of the canvas sheets all stitched together. As You can see I have stitched straight over the orange Washi tape. Remember this side will be stuck down to the journal.


Before I attached the canvas sheets to the journal cover I painted the spine & inside using Dylusions Black Marble Paint & blending tool.
Next I have stuck the Canvas sheets to the journal cover using double sided tape & glue stick. 



Next I trimmed around the canvas sheets using a scalpel & cutting matt to get a neat finish.


Then I shaded around the journal cover using Black Marble paint & blending tool.


To fit the elastic around the canvas sheets perfectly I cut a slit through the canvas and stuck it around the elastic... If you look very very closely you can just see the cut.



And here is the finished piece, I have used the same canvas sheets for the front & back cover but I have changed the positions of the canvases.





Here is a flip Journal decorated exactly the same however the canvas sheets are portrait instead of horizontal 





As you can see on this one we have stitched around the edges too



I hope you like them,

Love Jay




Quote of the Century


"You are an extraordinary woman.


How can you expect anything ordinary to happen to you"


Louisa May Alcott